School Bus Contractors

TV show features Mich. contractor’s hybrid buses

Posted on April 11, 2012

Patrick Dean, director of development at Dean Transportation, is interviewed about the company's hybrid school buses.
Patrick Dean, director of development at Dean Transportation, is interviewed about the company's hybrid school buses.
LANSING, Mich. — The public television program MotorWeek recently featured a segment on school bus company Dean Transportation’s hybrid buses.

The show’s Clean Cities Success series covered Dean’s four Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2e hybrid school buses, which the company reportedly acquired in 2010 to help reduce student exposure to exhaust emissions.

Host John Davis said the buses are the first of their kind in the state of Michigan, and that the project was made possible by a grant through the Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities Coalition, which also funded improvements to the school bus fleet at Grand Ledge Public Schools.

Moreover, Patrick Dean, director of development at Dean Transportation, said in the segment that the company has seen a “huge” reduction in the amount of fuel it is using, a 20-percent increase in fuel economy and a reduction in maintenance expenses for the hybrid systems.

To watch the MotorWeek segment on Dean Transportation, click here.

Related Topics: hybrid bus, Thomas Built Buses

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